2019 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD

Incumbent Carriers supplied more than half of U.S. retail Ethernet ports in 2019

BOSTON, MA, MARCH 5, 2020 ā€“ CenturyLink, AT&T, Verizon, Windstream and Frontier have gainedĀ a position on theĀ 2019 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, according to Vertical Systems Groupā€™s latest research. The Incumbent Carrier LEADERBOARD, which ranks incumbents in order based on U.S. retail Ethernet port share for this segment, is an industry benchmark for measuring Ethernet market presence.

To qualify for the 2019 U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD, companies must have either a top rank or a Challenge Tier citation on the 2019 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD.

Incumbent CarrierĀ is one of three U.S. provider segments, along with the Competitive Provider and Cable MSO segments. Incumbent Carriers are facilities-based telecom companies, including IXC and LEC providers.

  • CenturyLink, AT&T, Verizon and Windstream each hold a top rank on the 2019 U.S. Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD. Frontier has a Challenge Tier citation for 2019.
  • The Incumbent Carrier segment accounted for more than half of the 1.25+ million retail Ethernet customer ports installed in the U.S. at the end of 2019.

Other companiesĀ in the Incumbent Carrier segment selling retail Ethernet services in the U.S. market include the following (in alphabetical order): Alaska Communications, Cincinnati Bell, TDS Telecom and other local and regional incumbents.

Research sources for share calculations include Vertical Systems Groupā€™s base of enterprise installations, plus direct input from biannual surveys of network operators selling Ethernet network services.

Detailed Ethernet share results that power the Year-End 2019 U.S. Ethernet Provider Segment LEADERBOARDs are available now exclusively through Vertical Systems Groupā€™s ENS Research Programs. For more informationĀ Contact us.